Property tax has an impact on your monthly mortgage payment. Therefore, it is extremely important to have an estimate when deciding to buy a home.
Several aspects of a property are assessed for its valuation, including the value of similar properties and the overall condition of the house (or other property). The higher appraised value of the home will lead to higher property tax.
Unfortunately, property tax is likely to increase if the economy is booming and your home value has increased. Additional fixtures and improvements can also contribute to higher property tax.
To calculate your property tax, a professional will establish a tax rate that applies to your area and multiply that rate by the value of your house.
For example, if the value of your house is valued at $300,000 and the tax rate of your area is 2%, your property tax will amount to $6,000 annually, which will translate to $500 per month that is paid as a part your mortgage.
To determine your property tax, a local tax assessor will establish the tax rate for where you live, and that amount will be multiplied by the value of your home. Bear in mind that other fees may be applied also. Most of the real estate websites out there will have some of this information on their home listing pages.
We’d recommend that you ask these important financial questions to your lender when you are applying for a mortgage. Your real estate agent should be able to help with this as well.
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Brady Miller, CFA is Chief Executive Officer at Trelora, Inc. Brady joined Trelora in August, 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. He moved into his current role later that year and is responsible for all daily operations and growth of the broader real estate business. Prior to joining Trelora, Brady was Chief Financial Officer of Leeds West Groups which is one of the largest, and fastest growing automotive retailers in America. Brady managed their real estate portfolio, financing, human resources, and accounting. He earned a Charted from the CFA Institute in 2016 and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder where he majored in Finance and Real Estate.